Gordon “Red” Ronholm, born June 16, 1931, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2024, at the age of 92. Son of Gudmund and Clara (Odland) Ronholm.  Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty Ronholm (nee Dugdale); and brother, Jerome Ronholm. Survived by his sister, Elizabeth Alme; brother, Maynard Ronholm; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and his beloved cat, Lilly.

Gordon was born in McHenry, North Dakota, and moved with his family to Tolna, North Dakota, in 1943. After graduating high school in 1949, Gordon enlisted in the US Air Force. Following his service to his country he landed in Fargo, North Dakota, where he worked at the VA Hospital for several years. Moving to Denver, Colorado, he continued his work life with the Denver Dry Goods Company and finally settled in Colorado Springs where he enjoyed several different lines of work. He married Betty in 1968. In 1975, he joined Weberg Furniture and continued to work in the furniture business until his retirement in 2008 from American Furniture Warehouse.

Gordon was active with many service organizations in Colorado Springs. He was a lifetime member of Elks Lodge #309 and Moose Lodge #244, where he served as Governor.  He served as President of the Colorado Springs Exchange Club, was a Member of American Legion Post #209, the Shriners and was a Mason.

As a lifelong Colorado sports fan, Gordon could be found regularly watching his beloved Broncos, Nuggets and Avalanche. He always kept up with news of his extended family sports teams. In his spare time, he enjoyed bowling, pool and would often be found keeping his mind sharp with crossword puzzles. His love for traditional Norwegian food including lutefisk, lefse and pickled herring was unmatched.

Gordon will be missed greatly by his family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the charity of your choice.

Prior to Graveside Service on Monday, May 6, 2024, friends and family are invited to the Elks Lodge #309 at 3400 North Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for remembrance of a life well lived with lunch and fellowship.

Inurnment will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Pikes Peak National Cemetery, 10545 Drennan Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80925.

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  1. Liz, Maynard and families; so sorry for your loss. I was never around Gordon very much, but I enjoyed our time together when I was. He was a good friend of my Dad when they were young men.

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